Author: Dr. Muhammad A. Hafeez
Publisher: Amana Publications
About the Book: Following the sacred course of Qur’anic invocations, Dr. Muhammad Hafeez elegantly portrays in Human Character and Behavior the mission of man as God’s trustee on earth. His book profoundly explicates God’s commands in managing human affairs and building a society based on truth and justice. It is an amazing guide through the Qur’an and the Sunnah of its prophet demonstrating that man’s prayers and acts of worship become aimless rituals if he does not follow the divine commands in perfecting his character and behaviour in order to accomplish his mission as a bona fide trustee of God on earth. Hafeez, in Human Character and Behaviour, speaks compellingly to humanity’s sensibility as a paradigm of harmony between the physical and spiritual, the heart and mind, the finite and infinite, and the human and divine. For him, neglecting the divine order is isolating man from his own self, from the output of his own work, and ultimately from his fellow beings. In this insightful book, the author has shown that the logical outcome of worshipping God and of following His commands is the growth and perfection of human character and behaviour. As a whole, Human Character and Behavior is an intimate tour of how the Qur’an and the Sunnah of its prophet help human beings in devising ideal character and behaviour, to build a just human society.” -Mirza Iqbal Ashraf, author of Introduction to World Philosophies: A Chronological Progression.
About the Author: Dr. Muhammad A. Hafeez, has extensively researched and studied Islam’s theological, historical, and cultural dynamism, especially what God tells us in the Qur’an and how His Messenger interpreted it. The author, originally from Pakistan, has lived and worked in Saudi Arabia for over 20 years, where he gained enlightening exposition of Islam from the study circles of the Qur’an. He holds a master’s degree in history as well as in chemical technology from the University of Panjab, Lahore, Pakistan, and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the City University, London, England. Hafeez lives in Liverpool, New York.